Red Cross trainees take action for animals


Twenty two enthusiastic people employed by the Philippines Red Cross are busily helping communities protect their animals from disasters using training that you have made possible.

The World Animal Protection course – Best Practice Animal Management – has given their work with the Red Cross livelihoods department an exciting new dimension. Our head of education, veterinary and science Ruth de Vere taught the course over three days in Manila earlier this year.

“The trainees were fascinated to learn about animal welfare and how educating people to improve conditions for animals can reduce human hardship when disasters strike,” Ruth said.

“They also felt that their new knowledge would help open even more doors to them in communities… That talking about animal care and understanding the emotional bonds between people and their animals will be an important tool in building relationships.”

The course is part of our partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and is the third we’ve run since 2013. The two previous courses were held in Ethiopia and Costa Rica with a total of 39 people trained.

Thank you

Thank you for your support of our world moving partnerships like this one that are protecting animals affected by disasters. To keep up to date with our latest work in this area please take a look at Animals in disasters.

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tiger cub in cage

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